History

Fire of ’47
WDEA's Chris Popper spoke with Peter Logue, who graduated from MDI High School in 2010, the film maker behind the Fire of '47 which describes the terrible fire that occurred in Bar Harbor on 1947! The film, will be making its premiere at The Criterion Theatre on Sunday, October 1st at 2 PM…
Bar Harbor’s German Treasure Ship
Considering it is thousands of miles from the battles in Europe, you probably didn't think that Bar Harbor, Maine, had anything to do with World War I.  Wrong!  And, one of the greatest stories of Bar Harbor's involvement in the war features a German cruise ship, rich passengers,…
The Dark Secrets Of Malaga Island, Maine
I am a born and raised Mainer and I have to admit that I have never heard of Malaga Island and the story behind it. The 40-acre island located at the mouth of the New Meadows River is now owned by the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, but this once small fishing community has a dark secret.
D-Day 72 Years Ago Today
In the Peanuts comic strip, today's strip has Snoopy swimming by iron crosses in the water, wearing an army helmet, with the caption June 6, 1944 "To Remember." Today marks the 72nd Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion at Normandy, which took place June 6th, 1944...
Ellsworth Fire of 1933 [VIDEO]
The history of Ellsworth isn't complete without mentioning "The Fire". Unfortunately there isn't anyone alive anymore who can give a first hand account of the fire in 1933 that destroyed 130 homes and buildings.
July 20 1969 Moon Landing [VIDEO]
Today marks the 47th Anniversary of man’s first landing on the moon. It’s funny, because I know exactly where I was. I was at Yankee Stadium with my father, watching the Yankees playing the Washington Senators. They stopped the game, and had a moment of silence as the…
VE Day 70 Years Later [VIDEO]
Most of us were not alive when this happened, but we should pay attention and recognize the day. Today, May 8, 1945, 70 years ago, the war in Europe officially ended, as the Allies celebrated their victory over Germany and Italy in World War II...

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